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Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Box artwork for Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
Developer(s) Sonic Team and Sega Technical Institute
Publisher(s) Sega
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Wii Virtual Console
Wii Shop Channel
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Xbox 360
Xbox Live Arcade
Designer(s) Takashi Thomas Yuda (character design), Hirokazu Yasuhara (lead designer), Yuji Naka (programming)
Release date(s)
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Sega Genesis
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Wii Virtual Console
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Xbox Live Arcade
Genre(s) Platform
System(s) Sega Genesis, Sega Channel, Wii VC, Xbox 360
Players 1-2
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Preceded by Sonic CD
Followed by Sonic & Knuckles
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3's title screen.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Mega Drive/Genesis.

The game is closely tied to its sequel Sonic & Knuckles, as the two games were originally one until time constraints and cartridge costs forced the game to be split into two interlocking parts. Combined, both games have sold over 4 million copies.

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